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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Enjoyed it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    Fun to spend time with parents and kids making them both feel good great product value so everyone is happy

    Cons

    Payroll which is always a challenge in retail. While every company is different on how they manage want more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Working on a payroll % is difficult and giving hours to task than taking away makes it challenging to team and frustrating to the customer

  2. Helpful (1)

    On the right track but just not quite there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to sell a high quality product at a great value, empowerment to run your store like it's your business

    Cons

    Insufficient processes in place for employee concerns to be addressed, less than ideal application process resulting in quality applicants being disqualified, training program lacks structure and developmental positions that would prepare for internal promotions do not exist

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the field-the people who are in the trenches, behind the registers, typing in the coupons, and listening to customer feedback daily

  3. depends on the kind of person you are...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker, you do get recognized by the higher ups. There is also a great chance of moving up pretty quick in the company.

    Cons

    It has been shown to me, that if you are a brown-noser you get away with murder in this company. Store managers feel like they aren't required to do actual work. There is non-stop drama. The turn-over rate is ridiculous; most associates don't stay longer than a few months. In the year and a half that i have been there we've had 2 different store managers, 3 assistant managers, and 5 store leads. you most likely wont be properly trained; if you are actually trained at all.

    Advice to Management

    Training needs to be done extensively, with all levels. (Just read my con list ^)

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  5. Associate Sourcing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Jersey in Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - New Jersey in Secaucus, NJ (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (More than 3 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't beat the vacation time and summer fridays. 21-22 days Paid time off, Unlimited Sick Days, Summer Fridays. they are flexible if you need time to handle personal stuff. Associate level and above are eligible for bonus

    Cons

    None of the systems are efficient. Horrible work/life balance in sourcing area. High top management turnover leading to constant reorganization. Work is not evenly distributed among the headcount. If you're not built to work long hours all the time, then this place is not for you

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know your team. Upper management should be more accessible.

  6. sourcing assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and time off is good

    Cons

    Too much restructuring going on. There are always changes in the departments and it's never stable. They don't have a sense of appreciation for the hard work we put in. They praise those that do less but are great at playing teachers pet.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to appreciate the people. The process of training and promoting is not thought out thoroughly.

  7. asm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Physical labor, too much inventory

  8. good for just part time income

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    it's kids clothes so you work in a cute environment

    Cons

    because it's kids clothing, it's dealing with a lot of angry/rude parents when you don't have what they want

  9. Not bad, management needs to stop hiring inexperienced supervisors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the customers are super nice
    Co-workers are awesome to work with
    Management is very structured and holds you to high standards

    Cons

    Not enough hours to go around, management keeps hiring people and cutting everyone's hours, open availability means nothing to management.

    Advice to Management

    Really think about who you're hiring BEFORE you hire them, instead of figuring it out after all your employees have lodged complaints.

  10. Good and Bad, differs with location.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead
    Former Employee - Lead

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Understanding managers, good working environment,

    Cons

    Barely trained ANYONE (even new managers), Low pay, many rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Put higher value in your employees, set up a training program,

  11. Store manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits! Lots of PTO. Good pay.

    Cons

    Workload is just insane and usually requires the store manager to work well over 40 hours. 20-30 boxes of freight everyday. Only 2 people working in the store at most times because of lack of payroll give.

    Advice to Management

    Be ready to have no life outside of work. If your a go-getter, this is the place for you.

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